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Where: OSU Library Catalog.

What: Have an item sent to another location for pickup or recall an item checked out.

Where: OSU Library Catalog.

What: Check for access of an individual item via OhioLINK - such as an item checked out at OSU. Also repeats searches in the OHioLINK catalog to see additional options for your need.

Where: OhioLINK Catalog

What: Click to have an item delivered to OSU from an OhioLINK library.

Where: Library Databases

What: Check for online access to journal articles, conference papers, and more. Also gives interlibrary loan option if item is not available online.

Standard Deviants Series:

- Introduction to statistics and the relative frequency histogram
- Binomial probability distribution
- Hypothesis testing, types of error, and small samples
- Measures of variability and relative standing
- Other graphical methods and numerical methods
- Poisson probability distribution and the urn model
- Probability
- Probability distributions for continuous random variables
- Random variables
- Sampling distributions and large samples

Statistics With Naomi Lowe series:

- Introduction
- Branches of Statistics : Lecture 1, Part 1
- Summarizing Data : Lecture 1, Part 2
- Central Tendency and Variability : Lecture 2
- Z-Scores : Lecture 3, Part 1
- Z-Scores and the Normal Curve : Lecture 3, Part 2
- Hypothesis Testing : Lecture 4
- Hypothesis Testing With Means : Lecture 5
- Stastical Significance : Lecture 6
- T-Tests : Lecture 7
- Independent T-Tests : Lecture 8
- ANOVA : Lecture 9
- Correlation and Regression : Lecture 10
- Chi-Square : Lecture 11
- Randomization : Lecture 12

Against all odds : inside statistics series

- What Is Statistics?
- Stemplots
- Histograms and Distributions
- Measures of Center
- Boxplots
- Standard Deviation
- Normal Curves
- Normal Calculations
- Checking Assumptions of Normality
- Scatterplots
- Fitting Lines to Data
- Correlation
- Two-Way Tables
- The Question of Causation
- Designing Experiments
- Census and Sampling
- Samples and Surveys
- Introduction to Probability
- Probability Models
- Random Variables
- Binomial Distribution
- Sampling Distributions
- Control Charts
- Confidence Intervals
- Tests of Significance
- Small Sample Inference for One Mean
- Comparing Two Means
- Inference for Proportions
- Inference for Two-Way Tables
- Inference for Regression
- One-Way ANOVA
- Summary

Basics / Multiple Topics

- The Joy of Stats
- Introduction to statistics and the relative frequency histogram
- Introduction to statistics
- Pie charts, bar graphs, and pareto charts
- Median and mode
- Expected values, means, variances, and standard deviations
- Descriptive verses inferential statistics
- Box and whisker plots

Applications

- Math Improves March Madness Predictions
- Mathematical Patterns May Help Forecast Future Crimes
- TEDTalks Peter Donnelly, How Juries Are Fooled by Statistics
- Prediction by the Numbers
- Ranking Sports Teams in New Ways
- Science of Successful Basketball Teams
- Statistics in everyday life
- Prediction by the Numbers

Distributions & Tests:

- Binomial probability distribution
- Sampling distributions and large samples
- Sampling distributions
- Taking a Chance Key Probability Concepts
- The area under the normal distribution
- The frequency distribution
- The normal distribution
- Poisson probability distribution and the urn model
- The student t-distribution
- An introduction to the t-test
- Using a student t-distribution statistical table

Probability:

- Data Analysis and Probability
- Introduction to probability
- Probabilities on joint events
- Probability - introduction
- Probability - summary
- Probability distributions for continuous random variables
- Probability statements
- Probability trees
- Probability
- Probability
- Taking a Chance Key Probability Concepts
- Introduction to probability
- Probability - introduction

Randomness and Random Variables:

Samples/Sampling:

- Sampling, Surveying, and Data Analysis
- Using samples
- An introduction to sampling
- An introduction to sample design
- Frequentist approaches sample size in adaptive clinical designs

Other:

- Other graphical methods and numerical methods
- Bivariate data when y depends on x
- Breaking the Wall of Randomness How Random Phenomena Disseminate
- Describing data
- Hypothesis testing, types of error, and small samples
- Measures of variability and relative standing
- An introduction to correlation & regression

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